> From: Dan Fabulich <email@example.com>
> 'What is your name?' 'Damien Broderick.' 'Do you deny having written the
> > Uh, if you don't mind losing your bones, and having all that mutagenic
> > sleet ripping through your vulnerable cells day and night forever.
> > Damien
> > [am I missing some breakthru here? or is there an implicit assumption of
> > fix-everything-nano in hand before you launch?]
> No, though I was assuming that a fix to these problems, and, more
> generally, the problem of sustaining life in space, would be in hand. No
> small task, but, then, neither is transhuman AI.
Actually, the problems of zero-G and radiation can be fixed
quite easily with today's tech, see:
http://www.permanent.com/p-extank.htm for example.
With nanotech, you could go for the really big ones,
See: http://www.permanent.com/s-index.htm for various info
related to space habitats etc.
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